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King Of The Heap 2018-19: Round Two, With The Contour SVT Superleggera!

The first Saturday of the month during wintertime is set aside specifically for Heap racing! Since we’re deep enough into 2019 that the novelty can wear off…that means put up the 2019...

Best of 2018: 2018 Kia Stinger GT AWD – The Jokes Stop Here

Got any good Kia jokes? Yeah, I bet you do. You probably have a good horror story or two, or maybe you just have the acronyms lined up and waiting (“Keep it, asshole”). Or maybe you just...

BangShift Test Drive: Lincoln Navigator Black Label – For $99,895 You Get The Best The Legacy Brand Has To Offer

(Photos by the author) – Lot of times as car enthusiasts we all have people asking us questions. Our friends, your friends, etc. They want to know what you think about a certain car or truck...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – 485hp, Fender Flares, Tire Smoke, and True Muscle Car Spirit

(Photos by Dave Nutting – Words by Lohnes, Sestito, Nutting) – For a guy who does not own a Challenger, I spend inordinate amounts of time in them. Between spending a week with...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2019 Mustang GT Convertible Continues The 50+ Year Tradition of Fun

(Photos by Dave Nutting) –  Yawn you say, scroll on by. A drop top, automatic Mustang. Boring. While this adult version of the Mustang perhaps lacks the wanton fury of the 8,000 RPM GT350R, it...

Unhinged: Someone Messed Up And Let Us Drive A Stock Car

The question was simple enough: would I like to drive a stock car during my time at SEMA 2018? The answer was just as simple: oh, hell yes. Nevermind the break from the Convention Center, the crowds,...

BangShift Drives: The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Is The Perfect Mix Of Fun And Practicality

Earlier this year, I got chucked the keys to a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI by the fine people at VW and rather than just zip around town in it, we hit the highways and byways of New England to have some...

BangShift Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45- What Is This Little Thing?!

Full disclosure: I drove this car because (A) it was available, (B) I’ve never driven any kind of Mercedes-Benz product ever, and (C) I heard “AMG” and said yes before I heard the...

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: A Kia That Might Actually Be Worth A Moment’s Glance

Kia Motors has long been a punchline in the United States market, and honestly, for good reason. Have you ever had the misfortune of being inside of a mid-1990s Sephia? I have no love for these...

BangShift (Off) Road Test: The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

(Photos by Dave Nutting and Tony Sestito) – Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. From the string bean marathon runners to the brutes that power lift twice their body weight, there’s a...

BangShift Road Test : The 2016 Subaru Series.Hyper Blue BRZ Is The Sharpest Tool In The Shed

I have never been accused of being the sharpest tool in the shed but the fact of the matter is that the 2016 Subaru Series.HyperBlue BRZ is. The car is engaging, hilarious fun to drive, coolly...

Quick Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS 2LT Four-Cylinder – How Does GM’s Pony Car Stack Up With Only Half Of The Deck?

In the fall of 1981, the new-for-1982 Chevrolet Camaro offered up an option that pretty much told you how bad the situation was: the LQ9, better known as Pontiac’s “Iron Duke”...

Used Car Lot Review: 2006 Cadillac STS-V – Meet The CTS-V’s Equally Angry Big Brother

There are really three types of Cadillac: the old-school all-visual, ultra-luxury Caddy that pretty much went away after the early 1970s Eldorado, the big floaty barges that filled in both front and...

The Green Needle: Four Days With A 2015 Challenger Hellcat Has Us Addicted To 700hp Blown Hemi Fun

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – If I had never considered speed or horsepower drugs before getting four days with a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, I sure as hell do now. It is everything I have in...